Corporate & Securities

Many advantages come with the formation of an entity in a limited liability format. One of the primary advantages is the limitation on personal liability for the debts, obligations, and other liabilities that can happen throughout the operation of a business venture. This limited liability...

Securities Exchange Commission During his February 2018 testimony before the Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Chairman of the SEC reiterated the agency’s position that typical Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”) structures involve the offer and sales of securities and must register their offerings or...

Five Things to Consider Before Expanding into China 1. Is the investment allowed under Chinese law? Although China has become increasingly receptive to different types of foreign investment, not all foreign investments are currently welcome or allowed. In 2017, China published a catalogue which contains guidance for different...

One of the worst things a director sitting on a board of directors may encounter is a derivative lawsuit from stockholders seeking to hold the board personally liable for some misdeed. It can cause a company to lose stockholder faith, it can cost millions of...

We have observed two recent trends relating to Chinese investment in early stage U.S. high tech companies which have caused entrepreneurs to consider restructuring their ventures to have a presence in China. We generally encourage our clients to consider every alternative for investment and these...

In recent months, Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) have grown to account for more startup funding in blockchain-based companies. Rather than seeking funding from traditional angel or venture investors to pledge capital for equity, companies are now looking toward the cryptocurrency sphere to crowdsource the sale...

There is no doubt California labor law is friendly to workers while placing corresponding obligations on employers. This is shown to be true time and again by the laws of California, state regulations, and how those laws and regulations are interpreted by the courts of...

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